Browsing All posts tagged under »physics«

Some Pointless Thoughts, on Balance

January 22, 2014


I tend to read a lot of books about science, because the universe is a mysterious place. In fact, it’s the most mysterious place I’ve ever been to — not including the motor vehicle department — and I’d like to understand it as much as I can. Part of the problem is that most of […]

A Waste of Consciousness (Part 1)

March 17, 2012


I have no real understanding of the human nervous system, this mass of interconnected cells that I use every second of every day. For example, it baffles me that I can start talking about something, especially in response to a question, without hesitation and with no idea of what’s going to come out of my […]

Why We Should Love Traffic Jams

October 23, 2010


Okay, I don’t love traffic jams. In fact, I hate them. They make me late, they make me tense, and they make me smack the steering wheel and hurt my hand. But traffic jams are an example of a phenomenon that is everywhere in our lives. And without it, we wouldn’t exist. It’s the tendency […]